Charitable institutions have always played an important role in English social and economic life. They cover a wide spectrum of activity: philanthropic, educational, religious... ranging from the small and parochial to the large and international.
We are used to dealing with various kinds of charities. Not only do we advise the institutions themselves but equally those involved as third parties - whether as donors, contractually or otherwise.
Our experience includes:
Charities involved with:
housing and housing associations
the relief of poverty
religious institutions & orders
Companies limited by guarantee
Charitable incorporated organisations
Constitutions & constitutional problems
Dealings with the Charity Commission
Donations & legacies
Property & property transactions
Tax effective giving
Charities of course are not only involved with specific "charity" issues. They equally need to be advised on more general legal topics that affect everyone - contractual and other claims, employment issues, insurance issues and much else besides.